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Brian Sullivan named UNOS Director of Technology Operations

RICHMOND, VA- United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) hired Brian Sullivan as Director of Technology Operations. UNOS manages the nation’s transplant system, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Services and Resources Administration.

Sullivan will lead UNOS’ Service Operations which includes the service delivery, tools and automation, system transformation and customer service teams.

“Brian has led numerous architectural transformations in rapidly changing and technically challenging environments” said UNOS CEO Brian Shepard. “He has a track record of improving service quality and reducing operating costs.”

Before joining UNOS, Sullivan was Vice President of Systems Operations at NeuStar, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Before that he held increasingly responsible positions for AOL leading to Vice President, Communications Services Operations.

Sullivan earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flegler Business School, an MS in systems engineering from George Mason University and a Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering from University of Maryland College Park.

A private, nonprofit organization, UNOS manages the nation’s organ transplant system and oversees the world’s most comprehensive database of clinical transplant information under contract with the federal government. UNOS operates the 24-hour computerized organ sharing system, matching donated organs to patients registered on the national organ transplant waiting list. UNOS seeks to increase organ donation through education and improve transplant success rates through outcomes-based research and policymaking. Transplant scientists and health officials recognize UNOS-developed technology applications as the international model for organ sharing. Income from UNOS’ for-profit business lines support the UNOS mission to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting its communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development.

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